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Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement, Financial Statements and Exhi

Item 1.01. Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.

On May 8, 2013, Ellington Financial LLC (the "Company") and Ellington Financial Management LLC entered into an underwriting agreement (the "Underwriting Agreement") with Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated, Deutsche Bank Securities, Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC and UBS Securities LLC, as representatives of the several underwriters named therein (the "Underwriters"), relating to the offer and sale of 5,000,000 common shares representing limited liability company interests of the Company, no par value ("Common Shares"). In addition, the Company granted the Underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to 750,000 additional Common Shares. Subject to customary closing conditions, the closing of the offering of 5,000,000 Common Shares is expected to occur on May 14, 2013, and will result in total net proceeds to the Company of approximately $125.4 million after deduction of underwriting discounts and commissions and estimated offering expenses.

The Underwriting Agreement contains customary representations, warranties and covenants of the Company and the Manager, indemnification rights and obligations of the parties and termination provisions. Pursuant to the Underwriting Agreement, the Company agreed to indemnify the Underwriters against certain specified types of liabilities, including liabilities under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act"), to contribute to payments the Underwriters may be required to make in respect of these liabilities and to reimburse the Underwriters for certain expenses. In the ordinary course of business the Underwriters or their affiliates may in the future engage in various financing, commercial banking and investment banking services with, and provide financial advisory services to, the Company and its affiliates for which they may receive customary fees and expenses.

The offering of Common Shares is being made pursuant to the Company's shelf registration statement on Form S-3 (File No. 333-177754) (the "Registration Statement"), which was declared effective by the Securities and Exchange Commission on May 3, 2013.

The foregoing description of the material terms of the Underwriting Agreement is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the Underwriting Agreement, a copy of which is attached hereto as Exhibit 1.1 and incorporated herein by reference.

Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.

Copies of the opinion of Hunton & Williams LLP with respect to the legality of the issuance and sale of Common Shares in the offering is filed herewith as Exhibit 5.1, and thereby automatically incorporated by reference into the Registration Statement, in accordance with the requirements of Item 601(b)(5) of Regulation S-K under the Securities Act.

(d) Exhibits. The following exhibits are being filed herewith:

  No.                                     Description

 1.1         Underwriting Agreement, dated as of May 8, 2013, by and among
             Ellington Financial LLC, Ellington Financial Management LLC, on the
             one hand, and Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated,
             Deutsche Bank Securities, Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC and UBS
             Securities LLC, as representatives of the several underwriters named
             therein, on the other hand.

 5.1         Opinion of Hunton & Williams LLP regarding legality of shares.

23.1         Consent of Hunton & Williams LLP (included in Exhibit 5.1).

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